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Dr. Arman Torbati DDS.

➤ Harvard & USC Graduate
➤ Associate Professor at USC
➤ Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics
➤ Prosthodontist, Cosmetic & Implant Dentist

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What Swollen Gums Mean and What to do if They Occur

When scheduling a dental consultation Los Angeles residents should ask to be screened for gum disease as well as tooth decay. For example, if you have swollen gums, you should talk to a professional about what this might mean and how best to remedy the problem. This is because it is important to obtain the best gum disease treatment Los Angeles has to offer if you find yourself facing this problem. 

For example, gum recession is not especially uncommon, particularly among older adults. However, it is important to have it evaluated and choose the best Los Angeles gum recession treatment after discussing all your options with your dentist. Below is some additional information about why swollen gums occur and various ways swollen gums are treated:

Oral Care Mishaps

If only one of your teeth is swollen around the gum line, it may just be from flossing incorrectly, brushing too hard, or leaving behind a food particle that got trapped and inflamed the area. If you make continuous mistakes of this kind, however, you may eventually develop gum disease. For this reason, discuss brushing and flossing techniques with your dentist to ensure you do not cause damage to your mouth.

Abscessed Tooth

Gum swelling almost always accompanies an abscessed tooth. Telltale signs of this problem include fever, a salty taste in your mouth, a sore or tender tooth, red, swollen gums around the affected tooth, swelling of your jaw or face, and throbbing pain. Treatment for an abscessed tooth typically includes antibiotics for infection and possibly a root canal, which is performed to extract the tooth in its entirety, or simply to remove the infected pulp.

Gum Disease treatment Los Angeles

General gum disease is prevalent in the United States, and affects approximately 45 percent of adults 35 years of age or older. Therefore, when scheduling a dental consultation Los Angeles residents should always ask to be screened for gum disease. 

Earliest symptoms usually include red, swollen gums or excessive bleeding during brushing or biannual cleaning. Later symptoms include loose teeth or a receding gum line. Los Angeles gum recession treatment will not automatically cure an underlying gum disease unless it is properly diagnosed. For this reason, it is essential to seek the most appropriate gum disease treatment Los Angeles dentists can provide. The type of treatment will depend on the specific type of gum disease the patient has developed.

Preventing Swollen Gums

The best gum disease treatment Los Angeles dentists have to offer will not help very much unless you also do your part. For this reason, it is important to understand that daily brushing does not automatically prevent swollen gums or gum disease: it is also essential to rinse with an anti-plaque formula and floss on a daily basis. Los Angeles gum recession treatment is available, as well as treatment for swollen gums. For this reason, if you are in doubt about the health of your teeth or gums, contact our office to schedule the best dental consultation Los Angeles has to offer.

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